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Tuesday, June 27, 2000

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Bart Farkas on Diablo II
9:31 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story has recently talked with Bart Farkas, onetime editor of IMG, about his career writing game strategy guides. Of course, they focus mainly on his most recent work for the Bradygames guide to Blizzard's upcoming RPG Diablo II. Bart has worked on guides for many other games, including Starcraft, Half-Life and Myth II. Here's what he has to say about his time with Blizzard:

Roughly how long ago did you start working on the Diablo II guide? Can you explain the process of putting together a guide?

I made my first trip to Blizzard North back in January of 2000. Blizzard doesn't release its software so you must be 'on-site' to play the game and gather data. I also made three other trips to Blizzard in Irvine to continue the work on the book between early April and late May. All together I'd say I spent about 25 days at Blizzard's offices.

Blizzard is the best company in the business to work with. They supply you with whatever you need to get the job done, including data and personnel to help with anything that you may need. The QA department is excellent for this because those guys and gals have been playing the game for months and months, and no one on the planet knows Diablo II better than they do (from a gaming standpoint).

Be sure to have a look at the rest of the interview. Also sign up to win one of five copies of The Official Diablo II Strategy Guide in their giveaway. Diablo II should be out very soon for the PC and Quarter 3 for the Mac (though we can always pray it comes sooner). Web Site
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